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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby M-5 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:05 pm

Man is top of food chain everything below us is " just " pets or food , people that value animals as equal to humans are coo coo for coco puffs
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Chocolate Cow » Wed May 17, 2017 8:06 pm

Years ago I bought a bull at K-State's sale. He was halter broke and easy to handle. He became a novelty of the neighborhood. He liked to be brushed and later on as the years went by, he had his own XL horse blanket for the winter cold. He would load in the trailer anywhere out in the pasture. Just pull up to him and open the trailer door. Spring of 2010 he was 11. He didn't go to grass with the cows. He died in November. I loaded him onto a trailer with my skid loader and took back roads to the pasture he'd walked for many summers. I dug a hole on a side hill overlooking the corral, covered him with a blanket and filled the hole in. I've never done that before and probably will never do it again. But if I had to do it over-I wouldn't change anything.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Bright Raven » Wed May 17, 2017 8:09 pm

M-5 wrote:Man is top of food chain everything below us is " just " pets or food , people that value animals as equal to humans are coo coo for coco puffs


I disagree.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby M-5 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:30 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:Man is top of food chain everything below us is " just " pets or food , people that value animals as equal to humans are coo coo for coco puffs


I disagree.

That's par for the course
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Bright Raven » Wed May 17, 2017 8:32 pm

M-5 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:Man is top of food chain everything below us is " just " pets or food , people that value animals as equal to humans are coo coo for coco puffs


I disagree.

That's par for the course


People disagree, Darryl. There is no shame on either side for that.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed May 17, 2017 8:37 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
I disagree.
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That's par for the course


People disagree, Darryl. There is no shame on either side for that.


People are different also, and your different Raven.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby M-5 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:37 pm

I agree Ron , but u tend to disagree with everything.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Bright Raven » Wed May 17, 2017 8:39 pm

M-5 wrote:I agree Ron , but u tend to disagree with everything.


I do disagree philosophically with some of the users here but probably not as much as you think.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Bright Raven » Wed May 17, 2017 8:41 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:6
That's par for the course


People disagree, Darryl. There is no shame on either side for that.


People are different also, and your different Raven.


My good friend, you don't have any idea how glad I am that I am different.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed May 17, 2017 9:11 pm

OleScout wrote:Lost old #07 yesterday, I'm guessing 17-18yo, my record keeping is not the best. She was born on the place. She knew the drill, never a problem, never got sick, never got out, raised a nice calf every year. When the herd was caught and sorted she knew she needed to get through that sort gate and out of the way. For the last 3 or 4 years I've said "when she weans this calf I need to let her go to town".
Every time she'd come to the sort gate expecting to go on out like she's always done and I would hold her up for a second then let her on by. "Get one more calf off her" I'd tell myself.
That same scenario played out again two weeks ago. I'm holding the sort gate and she is looking at me like "Why'd you stop ME?". So my rational for letting her out this time was to put on a little more condition on her. Thinking " I'll sell her in a month or so".
Monday afternoon I saw her laying away from the herd, rode over to check on her. She looked ok, didn't seem to be in distress. She got up when I insisted. I had that feeling that you get when you can tell its time, I knew her time was near. I went back to the barn and got her two scoops of sweet feed. (I tell my wife that sweet feed to cattle is like ice cream to people).
I sat out there and had a good talk with #07 while she ate her feed. Thanked her for her contributions to our farm and family, told her I could tell she was tired and ready to go and that was alright with me.
When I got up yesterday morning I could see she had moved during the night. After work yesterday I went to see where she was, she had moved to one of their loafing spots under some big oaks and passed away.
Glad I didn't sell her!!!!


Great story. You did the right thing.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed May 17, 2017 9:14 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:Man is top of food chain everything below us is " just " pets or food , people that value animals as equal to humans are coo coo for coco puffs


I disagree.


Much as I hate to admit it M-5 is correct. We are placed by our creator above all animals.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed May 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Chocolate Cow wrote:Years ago I bought a bull at K-State's sale. He was halter broke and easy to handle. He became a novelty of the neighborhood. He liked to be brushed and later on as the years went by, he had his own XL horse blanket for the winter cold. He would load in the trailer anywhere out in the pasture. Just pull up to him and open the trailer door. Spring of 2010 he was 11. He didn't go to grass with the cows. He died in November. I loaded him onto a trailer with my skid loader and took back roads to the pasture he'd walked for many summers. I dug a hole on a side hill overlooking the corral, covered him with a blanket and filled the hole in. I've never done that before and probably will never do it again. But if I had to do it over-I wouldn't change anything.


Another tear jerker. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Bright Raven » Wed May 17, 2017 9:20 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:Man is top of food chain everything below us is " just " pets or food , people that value animals as equal to humans are coo coo for coco puffs


I disagree.


Much as I hate to admit it M-5 is correct. We are placed by our creator above all animals.


Correct? Who gets to make that judgement? I respect that is your "belief". But you don't get to make that judgement on my behalf.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Wed May 17, 2017 9:32 pm

I burried my buck last month. I was aware that age was catching up with him, but selling him was never a thought that crossed my mind. I spent about a half hour chatting with him and feeding him treats before we put him down. Every doe in our herd , except two, are either his daughters or granddaughters. He was a gentleman to have around and was the cornerstone of our goat program. He has a spot overlooking our lake, where my Titan will some day ( hopefully years from now) join him. The great ones are hard to let go.
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Re: Glad I didn't sell her

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed May 17, 2017 9:47 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
I disagree.


Much as I hate to admit it M-5 is correct. We are placed by our creator above all animals.


Correct? Who gets to make that judgement? I respect that is your "belief". But you don't get to make that judgement on my behalf.


You're correct, I didn't make that judgment.
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